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Feb 12, 2013 6:00pm PST
the secret service so that the government can continue, should there be, god forbid, a massive attack on the building behind us. tonight, it's energy secretary steven chu. this person is known as the designated survivor, if you can believe it. a term of distinction. savannah guthrie, let's talk about the atmospherics in the hall, what we can see, and what will be off camera. >> we touched on it already. the atmosphere in terms of the bitterness and the divided nature of our government right now. if you talk to republicans and democrats, the view you get of the other party is just so stark. as far as the speaker and republicans are concerned, the president emboldened, confrontational, wants to obliterate the party. on the side of the white house, aides think the republican party is fractured, weak, vulnerable, unable to govern itself and unable to make deals to solve the big problem and you've alluded to it, an incredible emotional weight inside this hall tonight, because of the many, many victims of gun violence there. a coordinated campaign by one congressman to have multiple
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Feb 10, 2013 4:00pm PST
that -- the government's got to show in this case not that a lot of people lost money because of their investments. the government has to show that standard & poor's literally disbelieved the tradings. >> meanwhile, choppy week for the markets. dow with its worse day of the year on monday falling triple digits and then getting most of that back on tuesday. the markets rebounded later in the week. so what's next? >> i still think we're going to have a correction. the markets started the year with the investors pretty complacent. now they're almost euphoric. everybody you have on the program thinks the market is going higher. the market, when it has a good january, usually has a great year. there's a general feeling of comfort and we've got a lot of hurdles that we've got to get over. >>> and dell is hoping a new deal to go private will compute. the company will announce the largest buyout with a price tag of $24 billion. the deal is being led by the company's founder and the investment firm silver lake. >>> and if you're waiting for that check to arrive in the mail on saturday, yo
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Feb 17, 2013 4:30pm PST
, the government of iran formally and publicly praising the nomination of a defense secretary. >> i would say he's endorsed by them. you can't get any closeyer then that. chris: that was the backdrop by 9:00 that night when the president told the same republicans the country expects more. >> they don't expect those of us in this chamber to agree on every issue. but they do expect us to put the nation's interests before party. chris: that was the president, michael, but historically speaking, you're the expert. why does the president speak so grandly of bipartisanship? and a new day has dawned and so many in the republican party seem to say no, tpwhever had an election. there's still a divide? >> he said because the party does not have the house. probably talking very differently if they did. the other thing, chris, especially after re-election, the opposition party is usually pretty angry they lost it. 1937 republicans tried to cut down franklin roosevelt in congress, bringing his mandate down to size. democrats try to do the same thing to richard nixon in '73, even before watergate
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Feb 17, 2013 8:00am PST
government is actually capable of doing? i mean, you talk about the economy and jobs. there is, obviously, debate how many jobs have actually been created in the economy. look. you pointed out to apple ceo, tim cook was in the audience in the state of the union. he is sitting on over 171 million dollars in cash at apple. why? because uncertainty in the marketplace. tom friedman writing this morning something that caught my eye. he said you can feel the economy wants to launch but washington is sitting on the national mute button. we the people feel like the children of permanently divorcing parents. how does this sequestered business end? the president said during the campaign the sequester, the word for automatic spending cuts, he said it would not happen. is it going to happen? >> i always read tom friedman he has that good minnesota sensibility. >> you guys stick together. >> we do. the column today i think is continuation of that. frankly, i believe it's a continuation of exactly the plan the president laid out in detail in the state of the union on tuesday night. we have already made
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Feb 17, 2013 4:00pm PST
still a problem but government system overall was better this quarter. >> we did start to see government, however, around the world start to loosen up the purse strings a little bit. nothing to write home about, but in the u.s. as an example, stay and local government actually grew for us this quarter and federal was not down as much year over year as we've seen in prior quarters. >> and another sign of improvement in the housing market. the number of u.s. homes entering the folk process in january fell to a level not seen since the peak of the housing boom. down 11% from december but all is not well, says housing barren sam zell. >> everybody kind of has ignored the fact that there's still 3 to 4 million houses in purgatory. not for sale. not foreclosed. maybe occupied, maybe not occupied. and you've got to address that. >> if you're looking for somebody who has done it all, look no further. he's with us. bob hormats is vice president of goldman sachs international. at the state department making the case for american companies overseas. bob, it's good to see you again. >> gr
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Feb 11, 2013 3:00am PST
age 1. can you imagine? that is a parent's nightmare, the worst nightmare. and the federal government has got a role in research and basic medical research trying to find cures for disease. we can work together on something like that. we've got so many issues. we know on the bigger macroeconomic issues there's a really disagreement between us and the president. we ought to be making sure we manage down the debt and deficit. he doesn't share the commitment with us on that. so, ok, we're going to keep at it on that. but at the same time, you've got so many millions of americans who feel that they have become an afterthought. my purpose in saying this is we have conservative principles that actually can work for their life again. and that's what we're going to be about promoting. >> before you go, i want to ask you about the debate over drones. it's a key part of the president's national security policy. why hasn't congress passed any additional legislation to review drone policy, to really understand where there ought to be checks and balances in the time that's passed since the origina
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Feb 12, 2013 11:00pm PST
, where all of the links to real terrorist groups are actually provided by the government. >> reporter: now mr. german says he is not saying that the suspects captured in these sting operations are innocent or even not guilty of serious crimes. but he does say that the crimes they're guilty of are possibly not as serious as the fbi makes them out to be. live in san jose, terry mcsweeney, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, terry. >>> we have new information tonight about pope benedict's decision to step down and what is ahead of the the 85-year-old pontiff. still no official reason for the pope's sudden retirement, but they do believe his health and age were a concern, citing the fact that he felt he could no longer continue his duties. the vatican, however, says the decision was made about a year ago before a recent surgery. pope benedict's resignation has several bishops around the world wondering if there is a precedent being set allowing future popes to follow suit. the pontiff's future plans include living at a monaƧtery inside the vatican. now, tomorrow he'll preside over an ash we
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Feb 17, 2013 6:00am PST
erica. >>> women outnumber men on the nation's highways according to government statistics. still, a lot of women get a bad rap when it comes to what we know about our cars. for a lot of people, the idea of fixing a flat or changing a brake light bulb can seem down thing. one woman is trying to change that by teaching women what they ought to know. >> i have never had hands-on experience, even as far as opening the hood of my car. i have never done that. >> reporter: before spending the afternoon in this new york auto shop, helen seglia had never checked her tire pressure and she wasn't in the habit of diagnosing potential blowouts. >> i see people driving warned bubble ons their tire. >> that is a blowout waiting to happen. >> reporter: how quickly things change. we did exactly what awudra was hoping for. >> mechanics get a bad rap. people feel like they are getting a bad deal, specially women. how valid is that? >> if i don't know about a topic, i already have anxiety. >> reporter: she is the fourth generation to run great bear auto repair. the first to turn this shop into a school
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Feb 13, 2013 6:00pm PST
thinking highly, everett is distrustful of the government as many of us are. the bomb squad intends to detonate the can devices that they found today. some time tomorrow they will do that home or bring the devices to a different location and use a bomb trailer to detonate those. in the meantime, chp investigators are going to remain out here all night guarding those devices. they say they pose no public safety risk. reporting live from santa clara, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> today santa clara county became part of the bay area to offer cash for unwanted guns. the sheriff, the district attorney and elected leaders outlined their gun buyback program. it'll take march -- it will take place march 2nd at the county fair grounds. the guns will be purchased no questions asked. just like other recent buybacks, santa clara county will pay $100 for each handgun, rifle, or shotgun. $200 for any assault weapons. the recent mass killings only highlight what is an ongoing problem. >> there is a sandy hook every year in santa clara county. there's a sandy hook every year in santa clara
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Feb 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
. celebrations in the capital city of caracas after the leader tweeted that he's back. the government confirmed chavez is now continuing his recovery at a military hospital. the leader was in cuba more than two months after a fourth cancer operation. during that time there were rumors he was on his deathbed and would not pull through. signs of his release came last week when the family released these pictures with his daughters from the vens way lass hospital. >>> disappointing news for syrian rebel forces. today as the european union voted against arming them with weapons, despite a push by britain, the eu express ed fear that the weapons could end up in the wrong hands and lead to more bloodshed. the two-year civil war between rebels and president assad's regime has killed nearly 70,000 syrians. >>> the israeli military is apologizing tonight for this insta gram photo posted by a sniper. it reportedly shows a political boy's head in the cross hairs of his rifle scope. the boy was not killed. the photo scandal is the late nest a series of social media blunders by israeli soldiers. la
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Feb 12, 2013 5:30pm PST
, good evening. and behind us here tonight, the entire government will be gathered in one building for the president's state of the union address, and in many ways, tonight the real work of the second term of the obama presidency begins. at least the part the president would like to accomplish and where he sees the nation headed. he faces, of course, a sharply divided congress, sometimes violently so, and a divided viewing audience. here tonight, a nation starting to see some daylight after years of recession, and it's the long, suffering middle class that will be the target of much of his message tonight. we should tell you at the same time, we are following a very tense news event, across the continent on the west coast in the san berardino mountains, gunfire and then a fire over an hour we've been watching this in a cabin in the woods believed to contain the sniper, ex-cop, the military veteran that has terrorized southern california for days. another loss of life tonight. a police deputy there confirmed
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Feb 13, 2013 4:00am PST
government isn't going to help you get ahead. >> reporter: the republican response as the president hits a road with jaend sure to face an uphill battle in washington. president obama condemn north korea nuclear test. >>> another mardi gras comes to an end in new orleans. cloudy skies and threats of rain did not dampen the spirits of party goers. it caps months of celebrations that began back on january 19th and also included the super bowl a week ago. >> pope benedict celebrated ash wednesday at the vatican. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi made his first public appearance since his announcement he's going abdicate at the end of february. he made that appearance during a general audience with thousands of people greeting him and chanting his name. he said thank you very much everybody for your prayers and thoughts and explained he thought long and hard about his decision and he said that he thinks that decision to abdicate is good for the church. on wednesday he'll preside over a mass for ash wednesday. on the 27th of february, the day before he abdicates he'll hold a general audience in st
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Feb 14, 2013 4:00am PST
their lives with, but only 40% of women echoed that same sentiment. >>> a new government study finds more younger women are using the morning-all bill than ever before. about one in nine females ages 16 to 44 now say they have used the emergency contraception up from 4% a decade ago. experts say the increased popularity is likely the result of the pill being easier to get. >> announcer: "early today" health is brought to you by vagisil cream. >>> taking you to wall street, we'll see if investors are in the mood to love any stocks this valentine's day. historically, the s&p has been up 39% of the time on february 14th. big companies reporting earnings, general motors, pepsico and tinto. best buy, by the way, also slid after the bell on reports its ceo may not be taking the company private. new numbers out today as well show foreclosures dropped 7.%. that's down 28% from last year. the u.s. postmaster general urged congress yesterday not to force mail delivery on saturday telling senatoring, quote, the postal service is losing $25 million a day. >>> time warner is reportedly in t
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Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
political spectrum is not a great way to achieve accomplishments out of divided government. >> the president will push measures to stop gun violence. >> her mother had a message for lawmakers. >> you guys signed up for the job. do something. >> do something on guns, on the budget and on immigration, that is sure to be the obama message tonight. for their prime time response, republicans are turning to a rising gop star. senator marco rubio of florida that will give part of of his response remarks in spanish. live from the u.s. capitol, nbc bay area news. >> thank you so much. steve. with all the grid lock on capitol hill, a post report said that president obama plans to use his executive powers often in the second term. >> the fact that there's bipartisan ship beginning to show itself on immigration gives us hope to get things done. >> president obama is willing to take action on his own if he needs to be but knows that the american people expect the lawmakers to work together to move the america forward. the speech team added language to address the latest nuclear test by north ko
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Feb 12, 2013 4:00am PST
class. cuts to headstart, research and thousands of government jobs. >> his emphasis on the needs to continue jobs or have our manufacturing sector expand, that work isn't done. >> reporter: in the audience tonight the parent of a slain chicago teenager who had just marched in the inaugural parade, underscoring the president's gun control. the president is expected to address immigration reform, a move that may have more impact outside washington. >> the goal is to move public opinion because that's what moves congress. >> reporter: lawmakers and former lawmakers on both sides say his clear focus must be the budget. >> if we don't get it under control fairly soon, and have congress and the president lead us in this area, then we will end up with a nation that is insolvent. >> reporter: republicans are already criticizing what happens after tonight's speech. president obama hits the road, three cities in three days to push his agenda. >> mr. president, if you're truly worried about this issue, why aren't you working with congress that we elected to prevent it? >> reporter: we'll likel
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Feb 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
hospital. hasn't been seen in public since he left for cuba. but last week the government did release still photos of him with his daughters and one of them they are looking at a cuban newspaper from last thursday. >>> president obama returns to washington tonight following a presidents' day weekend golf vacation in florida. yesterday's foursome was a memorable one, since one of the four was tiger woods. that's a first for both men. the presidential golf outing is a long-time tradition. so is the desire to stay out of camera range, most of the time. though this might be a little different. nbc's andrea mitchell is with us tonight from washington with more. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the president's downtime is very special time. the white house also has made a commitment to have a small group of reporters following him everywhere he goes. all that blew up this weekend in florida when white house reporters were locked out of an exclusive golf club and only found out that the world's most powerful man was playing a round with the world's most famous
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Feb 13, 2013 7:00am PST
. >> it is not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-base. >> reporter: the economy, invoking a phrase he used a lot in 2012, the middle class. >> a growing economy that creates good, middle-class jobs, that must be the north star that guides our efforts. >> reporter: and taking a page from the last democratic president, bill clinton, by offering a laundry list of poll tested ideas. >> i'm announcing a launch of three more of these manufacturing house, and raise the minimum wage to $9. make high-quality preschool available to every single child in america. a new college score card that parents and students can use. i propose we use some of our oil and gas revenues to fund an energy security crisis. >> reporter: mr. obama adopted a tough tone throughout his address. >> let's set party interests aside and work to pass a budget that replaces reckless cuts with smart savings and wise investments in our future. let's do it without the brinkmanship that scares off investors and stresses consumers. >> reporter: the night's emotional mome
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Feb 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
clinics. the city of oakland sued claiming the government waited too throng take action and the statute of limitations had run out. the judge dismissed joke land's claim saying the city has no jurisdiction in the case. today's ruling clears the way for a forfeiture trial in which the feds will take the property from the harborside landlord. >> a story with big implicati implications. there are new guidelines to keep the bay bridge safer. last month's side swiping by a tanker traveling in foggy conditions, they're restricted from nab gate diagnose large vessels approved today by the harbor safety committee. also, big ships must now pass under the widest span when visibility is decreased. >> still ahead at 6:00, an east bay elementary school turned crime scene. why it may be linked to late night gambling. >> also a dance party organized by san francisco sheriff. >> i'm scott budman. talk about a launch party. coming up, the private jet company using technology to make travel less expensive and more convenient. >> and good evening. i'm jeff ranieri live at at&t park. we are right o
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Feb 15, 2013 7:00am PST
earthquake safe. those updates are required by the federal government. work will begin tonight at 10:00 and will continue through monday morning. travelers experiencelight delays last month when another runway was closed for some similar work. >>> check the forecast and also the roads after the break. >>> welcome back. the time is 10:28. a live look from emeryville. a little haze out there. moderate air quality range. we'll check on the drive with mike. 72 in livermore. and 72 degrees in redwood city. enjoy it while it lasts. first, check your drive. >> i'm showing you actually no backup, but it was there, believe me, south 280 from 880. we'll look on the map. there's a crash at meridien. had all of the lanes closed for a short period of time. now all the southbound lanes have reopened as they cleared the crash. the fastlane still has yet to clear. backed up to 101. very late for all of this slowing throughout the area. the monterey expressway from the great mall closure there. use calaveras to the north if you can. 880 heading out to the area southbound 880 shows a sloudown toward m
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Feb 11, 2013 7:00am PST
, politicians making fat jokes about him. >> he is governing right now. it's not as if he's not in good enough shape to be governor. she's entertaining us. we enjoy watching her. who are we to judge what she looks like or what she eats? >> people voted with their pocketbook. >> by the way, she's hilarious. >>> justin bieber was across the street at snl over the weekend, host and musical address and addre guest and addressing head on what you might call scandal about him smoking marijuana. >> i hear he still has his baby teeth. i also heard he got busted for smoking weed and he's really sorry about it and that people make mistakes and he's never going to do it again. >> yeah, right. me, too! okay. >> that qualifies as an apology? >> an explanation perhaps. pretty good, though. >> it's hard to see someone at the pinnacle of their career stumble like this. but it's how they handle it. i think he did a good job addressing it head on. >> and adding humor, if you can laugh at yourself it's always the way to do it. >> abby huntsman, glad to have you here. >> thank you. >> huntsman in 2016. >>
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Feb 11, 2013 12:00am PST
a time when americans want government to work. and i think that's the way he needs to set it up. i didn't think he did that well in his inaugural address but i think he has another chance here, and if he can make it seem as if, you know, resisting him on finding an alternative to sequestration is being the party of no, the party of the wreckers, i think he's got him in a corner. >> i think if he does go over their heads in congress, which is what he's trying to do on every issue, taking a page from ronald reagan's playbook, i think he can succeed. >> i think what is going to be immigration and gun control is big themes in the inaugural and think those will be the headlines. he traditionally always focused much more on domestic issues, especially at this point. chris: but on the defense stuff, if this country has to suffer a huge cut in manpower, a huge cut in force levels, it seems like it will weaken him politically. >> panetta said furloughing 800,000 civilians will have an impact on the economy, a lot of people. >> jason clapper said our ability to monitor terrorist threats comi
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Feb 13, 2013 5:00am PST
company has a big government loan as well. the financial picture could get exciting if a large number of people pull their deposits from tesla. that would cause other customers to grow concerned and pull theirs and so on. this may be why a bad review is a big deal. it's not about a newspaper liking a car. it's bigger than that. one other tidbit we learned. it was tesla's idea for the times to test the car despite the weather. motor trend called the model-s car of the year. bertha coombs is live at cnbc world headquarters. good morning. >> futures are slightly higher. no major reaction to the president's state of the union address. stocks ended day yesterday flipped. the dow and a s&p hit new multi year highs with the dow once again topping 14,000. the nasdaq ending slightly lower. the kou down 1% from all-time highs. today getting data on retail sales, import prices and business inventories. the dow closing the day at 14,# 018 rising 47 points. the nasdaq. we'll be watching shares of comcast, our parent company, which yesterday announced it was buying the rest of nbc that it doesn't a
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Feb 15, 2013 4:30am PST
both asked the federal government to investigate the research center. that investigation right now is being held up by some red tape. the congressmen say classified weapons and know how may have been illegally transferred to other countries including china. they also say the u.s. attorney's office in northern california wants to bring criminal charges but that investigation being blocked by the justice department. nasa is now commenting at this point saying it would be inappropriate to discuss any possible investigation. >>> as we continue to following a developing story out of south africa this morning where olympian oscar pistorius learned he'll face a premeditated murder charge against his girlfriend. pistorius reportedly went openly as prosecutors announced their course of action against the athlete. this is video of pistorius leaving jail for the courtroom earlier this morning. his girlfriend seen here, reeva steenkamp was shot and killed at the olympian's home. she was a model and budding reality tv star. pistorius will remain in jail until his bail hearing early next week. >
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Feb 11, 2013 4:00am PST
german government because pope benedict is german. they are moved by the news and chancellor angela merkel will react later. reaction just starting to come in as people hear this breaking news. >> we'll have more on the pope's resignation later on. parts of the gulf coast are waking up to untold damage after a wave of severe storms raked across the region sunday night. the brunt of the storms hit in and around hattiesburg, mississippi, where a long-track tornado ripped across part of the state. the twister traveled down one of the main streets, winding through the university of southern mississippi campus. the governor declared a state of emergency in seven counties reporting damage including downed trees, mangled buildings, and injuries to more than a dozen people. fortunately no deaths have been reported. >>> nbc meteorologist bill karins will have the details on the threat of more severe weather and potential flash floods coming up in a few minutes. >>> residents in southern california remain on edge this morning. day five in the manhunt for a former lapd officer suspected in thr
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Feb 18, 2013 11:00pm PST
government agencies. and the trail has led them to the chinese army. a security firm report out today says investigators traced cyberattacks to a chinese army facility in shanghai. the firm was not able to place the hackers inside the building, but makes the case there is no other plausible explanation for why so many attacks come out of one small area. "the new york times" contacted the chinese officials at the embassy in washington. they insisted that its government does not engage in computer hacking, and that hacking is illegal. >>> a move over, detroit. here comes the south bay. competition is forcing carmakers to look for a high-tech edge to get you behind the wheel. that edge is in our own backyard. the nissan research and development center opened its doors recently in sunnyvale. they're developing and testing some of the latest technology for cars of the future. they think the silicon valley is the exact place to find the right employees, car lovers, who are also techees. . >> silicon valley is the heart of autonomous vehicles. it's the heart of advanced technologies and comm
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Feb 10, 2013 6:00pm PST
say the u.s. government needs to hire those two. >> i think you're right. how many do they really deserve after what happened with the lights and now what's next? >> i'm sure there's a lot more that happened that we don't know about. it was crazy down there. a mass of humanity as you can manning. >> thanks, mindi. >>> a series of benefit concerts has raised more than $75,000 fan for brian stow. the money was raised at a concert in napa and another in redwood city last month thanks in large part to the giants third base coach tim flannery who played with his friends. stow has been in the hospital for three week after suffering severe blood cloths. his website said it has been a major setback and he can now only stand for a few seconds at a time. his birthday by the way is next tuesday. his family on the website is hoping to have him back at his rehab facility by then. >>> they had a fund-raiser in sweetwater, mill valley. >> weather? >> the weather looks pretty nice. we'll see the weather inline. low to mid 60s and then 70s the second half of the week. >> thanks for choosing nbc ba
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Feb 16, 2013 6:30pm PST
murder of his neighbor. so, what would you tell them if i am the belizean government asking you if you had any role in his murder? >> absolutely none and they know this. they know i'm not involved in the murder. they haven't questioned anybody else. so, i had nothing to do with it. i know nothing about it. i'm willing to talk to them in any neutral country on the planet. i've offered that. i'll talk to them on the phone. i'll talk to them through skype. >> you talk about selling yourself in terms of a movie that might be coming out and selling your story. well, sex sells, is it true about all the women we read about in your life, five or six girls at a time, you have teenage girls? >> it is absolutely true. i have teenage girlfriends and many at a time. nothing illegal and they are well beyond the age of consent. i see nothing wrong with it, and if you do, that's okay. >> is this part of the whole deal that will sell to hollywood in terms of making the film about your life? >> i personally don't think it's that interesting. i mean -- >> you must, because you know sex sells so you m
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Feb 15, 2013 4:00am PST
insisting everything the government has done is legal. he did admit the public should know more about how that program works. >> what i think is absolutely true is that it is not sufficient for citizens to just take my word for it that we're doing the right thing. >> a classified memo recently revealed u.s. citizens suspected of terrorism have been targets of drone attacks and strikes. when asked if the u.s. could target americans on american soil, the president said no. >>> olympian oscar pistorius is behind bars. he's accused of shooting his model girlfriend, reeva steenkamp inside his home, a crime prosecutors said was premeditat premeditated. he walked into court with his head bowed and broke down in tears. they have given few details other than she died of multiple gunshot wounds. earlier reports speculated she might have been mistaken as a burglar. >>> squandering her entire fortune, mauereen o'connor embezzled the money set up by her husband's foundation, former jack in the box restaurants. now the 66 yearly is in quite a financial hole, saying she will repay $2 million she too
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Feb 12, 2013 4:30am PST
head start, research and thousands of government jobs. >> his emphasis on the need to continue to create jobs or to continue to have our manufacturing sector expand, that work isn't done. >> reporter: in the audience tonight, the parents of a slained chicago teenager who just marched in the inaugural campaign. >> i'm happy the murderer is now off the streets. >> reporter: president will address immigration reform. a move that may have more impact outside washington. >> the goal is to move public opinion because that's what's moves congress. >> reporter: lawmakers and former lawmakers on both sides say his clear focus must be the budget. >> if we don't get it under control fairly soon, and have congress and the president lead us in this area, then we will end up with a nation which is insolvent. >> reporter: republicans are criticizing what happens after tonight's speech. president obama hits the road three cities in three days to push his agenda. >> mr. president, if you're truly worried about this issue, why aren't you working with congress that we elected to prevent it? >> repor
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Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
are illegal. and in addition to that, he is charged with two counts of forgery of a government i.d. >> reporter: for the third full day, investigators scoured the home looking for evidence linking him to threats against senator yee and more explosives, they had already discovered a handful of useable sdruktive devices that the bomb squad detonated. if convicted of all ten felonies he will be sentenced to more than 12 years in prison. right now, he remains behind bars without bail and he is said to be back in court on february 21st to answer a plea to the charges. reporting live in santa clara. nbc bay area news. >> thank you, if you have been outside, it's a great day. this is a live picture of the east san jose foothills. sunny, beautiful and warm. in fact, a few bay area cities broke records today. jeff ranieri is here to tell us which city was the hottest. >> good afternoon to you guys, not terribly disruptive outside. sunshine being enjoyed. and one of the warmest temperatures was near 80. that is unheard of this time of the year. gilroy topping out at 79, we could hit 80 if we
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Feb 12, 2013 7:00am PST
avoid but will kick in if nothing is done. then on march 30th the government completely runs out of funding. the arguments from both sides remain largely the same from previous budget impasses, the president pushing for tax hikes on the wealthy. republicans insisting on major spending cuts. >> the president will actually have to move beyond the gimmicks and the taxes and propose real spending reductions. >> reporter: despite the economic focus, the issue of guns, especially the memory of newtown, will loom over the house chamber. with lawmakers inviting guests from both sides of the gun debate, from former rock star ted nugent on one side including former congresswoman gabby giffords who also stars in this ad. >> take it from me, congress must act. let's get this done. >> reporter: tonight there will be a lot of acting cabinet secretaries in attendance, savannah. part of that reason is there are a number of cabinet nominees that haven't gotten confirmed yet. one of those could take a large step towards confirmation. chuck hagel should get committee approval later today, meaning he c
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Feb 10, 2013 11:10pm PST
and government offices will be closed on monday as the digging out continues. >>> it's one of largest drills ever held in the bay area. we'll show you rags rolling chaos. >>> and ringing in the lunar new year. how people celebrate it across the bay area. >> the new workweek looking like the weather we saw over the weekend. clear skies in san francisco. frosty night ahead. but an unusual warm seven-day forecast. we'll look at that when we come right back. >>> chaos rolled through fremont today but it was only a drill. fire, police, military and other agencies responded to a large scale simulated disaster with hundreds of fictional casualties in operation roving chaos. it was one of the largest exercises ever held in the bay area with 15 agencies participating. >> these are all agencies that would typically respond if there is a large casualty event. we're trying to improve the coordination. we're trying to decrease the amount of time that it takes to get injured people over to the hospital. so that if a large-scale event happens agencies know who's doing what. >> officials say
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Feb 16, 2013 7:00am PST
. and found government oversight varies. last year, two pets were accidentally loaded in a baggage bin with a container of dry ice. both died. in response, delta reviewed its training procedures. >> the airlines are not being forced to take responsibility. >> reporter: mary beth launched a facebook page to find a cat named jack. when an american airlines clerk dropped his kennel, jack went missing. two months later, he fell through an airport ceiling, so sick he had to be euthanized. today, the d.o.t. still lists jack as lost. >> the airlines do not treat your animal any differently than they treat any other luggage. >> reporter: airlines for america, a trade group representing the majority of airlines, told us the transportation of all passengers, including pets, remains the airlines' number one priority, and airlines adhere to all federal regulations. and remember caleb? we foundly resting alongside his bone. he made it safely and is now enjoying his new home. >> he was my best friend. >> reporter: despite a new puppy he says united paid $3,500 for, nothing will replace his dog.
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Feb 19, 2013 7:00am PST
american and foreign companies and one government agency to one specific chinese military building on the outskirts of cha shanghai. china says the charge is groundless. >>> a leak in a fuel oil line is the cause of the fire that left the carnival cruise ship powerless and adrift last week. officials do not suspect the leak aboard the "triumph" to be caused intentionally. >>> sad new details of country singer mindy mccready's final days. the 37-year-old former boyfriend, billy mcknight said she was allowed to leave court order rehab after 18 hours, calling the move a big mistake. days later, she had taken her own life, her body found next to the body of her dog. she had threatened suicide after losing custody of one of her sons earlier this month. >>> disappointing news on the employment front for recent veterans. the unemployment rate for young american who's served in the military following the september 11th attacks topped 20% last year, much higher than their nonveteran peers and the national average, 7.9% in january. >>> a check of the markets. jackie deangelis at cnbc world head
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
more earthquake safe. those upgrades are required by the federal government. work will start tonight at 10:00 and will continue through next monday morning. now travelers did experience flight delays last month when another runway was closed for some similar work. >>> 6:36. still ahead, taking action to avoid the dreamliners pr nightmare. what another airline is doing to stop a battery problem before it starts. >>> back in black and orange. we'll have familiar face reporting for dugout duty in spring training just ahead. >>> airbus is taking action to avoid the battery problems plaguing boeing's dreamliner plane. they aren't letting lithium ion batteries be installed on a350 plans. last month the faa grounded all dreamliners because of problems with lithium ion batteries. >>> two crew members aboard a tall ship that sank during superstorm sandy will testify before a safety panel today. one of the crew members did die and the captain was never found. testimony by others have shown the ship's captain decided to sail directly into that storm knowing the bounty had a rotted out frame. th
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Feb 13, 2013 5:30pm PST
out an ambitious agenda. >> it is not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government -- >> reporter: with calls to combat climate change through the use of cleaner energy, provide high-quality preschool for every child in america. and raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour. the white house says would affect 15 million americans. but it's a move republicans insist would hamper growth. >> at a time when the american people are still asking the question where are the jobs, why would we want to make it harder for small employers to hire people? >> reporter: but tuesday night's emotional high points -- >> countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> reporter: the president's personal appeal on behalf of the victims of gun violence. like the parents of 15-year-old hadiya pendelton, who attended last month's inaugural. >> she was shot and killed in a chicago park after school. just a mile away from my house. >> reporter: mr. obama closing with a simple refrain. >> gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newt
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Feb 11, 2013 4:30am PST
transit agency's governing board allows the agency to ban riders who commit certain offenses. it can include from defacing property and urinating in public to fighting with other passengers and shooting. the bans can last anywhere from 30 days to one year depending on the severity of the offense. a community meeting will be held in oakland today to discuss changes which are expected to go into effect in may. >>> san francisco police deciding soon whether it will arm officers with stun guns. the police commission holding the last of a series of public meetings on the use of the nonlethal device. it will be held at 6:00 at the bay view opera house and commission members will decide on whether to recommend the plan to the city's board of superv e superviso supervisors. a safety committee delayed the action after receiving negative response from the community. >>> it's so nice. especially considering that massive snowstorm in the northeast. we are talking about a gradual warmup here in california. not just here in the bay area across the state. los angeles is going to be checking in with
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Feb 17, 2013 5:30pm PST
progress claimed by the federal government, nbc's mark potter found that for some americans who live near mexico, the border is anything but secure. >> reporter: in the rugged terrain south of tucson, arizona, advocates concerned about u.s. border security took matters into their own hands and placed motion-sensitive hidden cameras on known smuggling trails and this is their video, revealing wave after wave of mexican drug and immigrant smugglers, some of them heavily armed, who cross the border and travel miles north inside the united states. >> you got a trail coming in. >> reporter: it's why rancher david beckham made the painful decision to move his family off his land, 12 miles north of the mexican border, because of all the armed smugglers crossing his property, threatening his home. >> it was unsafe. i couldn't -- i couldn't see raising our children -- you know, i was afraid to let the kids go out, even during the day. >> reporter: residents here in this rugged desert say in the daytime, it is relatively quiet, but all of that changes as night falls and the land comes alive. recent
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Feb 13, 2013 11:00pm PST
. telling nbc bay area, i would classify everett distrustful of the government, as many of us are. bomb squads will be out here tomorrow morning around 8:00. they will detonate the rest of the explosives that were found today. >> thank you, george. >>> more details on the proposed new gun laws. if passed, it would require all guns to be stored with a trigger lock or in a locked box when the owner isn't present. it would amend the use of a bullet button on a rifle to limit the speed of a magazine that's currently used. it's to prevent mass casualty situations. both bills are working their way through the legislature. >>> yeah. i -- >> pretty scary. >> i really thought, this could be the end. >> held hostage by the most wanted man in america. suspected cop killer christopher dorner was holed up in an empty big bear cabin for days. but yesterday morning, that all changed when the owners came home. the couple would spend 15 terrifying minutes with the fugitive. >> we saw so many pictures of him. when he talked to me, he said, i know you've been seeing me in the news. i know you know who i a
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Feb 15, 2013 11:00pm PST
of a government i.d. >> reporter: for the third full day, investigators scoured his home, discovering a handful of explosive devices which the bomb squad detonated. >> san francisco police say two men are recovering tonight from injuries after they were attacked by a group of robbers armed with a hatchet. a 58-year-old man came home to find a 69-year-old man tied up and suffering from cuts. investigators say the 69-year-old had been attacked by three men who used a hatchet on him. the intruders did manage to take off. so far no arrests have been made. >> i literally was in shock because i couldn't believe something like this happened on our block. this is a really safe block. we look out for each other. >> both victims suffered deep cuts and were taken to the hospital but they are expected to be okay. investigators said jewelry is missing from that home. >> pets accident live killed, lost and injured all in the care of airlines. in an nbc news bay area investigation, what happens when some animals are shipped in cargo? >> and disgrauntled passengers fighting back against carnival crui
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00pm PST
departure from al asad who has made no indication of stepping down. >>> the indian government is ordering a thorough investigation after a deadly stampede in the northern indian state. 38 people are confirmed dead. most were returning from a large hindu festival held once every 12 years and attended by 40 million people. railway officials are blaming the government for not warning them of the mass crowd. jessica? >> thank you, janelle. >>> then candidate barack obama promised to roll back many of the national security programs from the bush administration which he felt stepped on american civil liberties. today a new poll shows voters appear to think president obama is just as bad if not worse than his predecessor when it comes to trading his civil liberties for security. tonight's reality check, sam brock joins us and takes a look at one of president obama's policies warrant that kind of criticism. >>> good evening. there's a perception among some folks that president obama governed far to the left. the truth is when it comes to defending our country, actually far more conservative. i thin
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Feb 16, 2013 6:00pm PST
government asking you if you had any role in his murder? >> the bay area multimillionaire who made millions more selling current tv to al jazeera answers critics when people say he and al gore sold out to big oil. you see where people are coming from? >> of course. >> and the top cop's fears for california and her relationship with president obama and her ideal day off. >> it's kind of dark and they are playing this throbbing hip-hop. >>> here's nbc bay area's raj mathai. >> good evening, and thanks for joining us. we're excited about a new series we launched all about the bay area's most dynamic and interesting people, not just the quick sound bites but exclusive behind-the-scenes access. we've sat down in living rooms and offices and even kitchens. you might not like some of these people but they are fascinating. see if you agree with us, we begin with the man on the run silicon valley pioneer john mcafee is no stranger to headlines especially since the recent murder of his neighbor in beli belize. police wanted to question him and so did we, so we flew to portland oregon. >> is
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Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm PST
about the steroid scandal. the government alleged that bonds was trying to evade questions about steroid use. but today the attorney said is he answered the question directly later and could not be obstructing the investigation. >> he was not charged with the crime of which he is convicted and the crime of which he is n convicted is not crime. >> bonds is seeking to overturn the conviction. the judges did not indicate when they will make their decision. >> still ahead at 5:00, the supplement that could reduce the risk of autism. >> and a piano's glory days are behind it, and it's drawing people for a glorious standoff. >>> the eye in the sky, the county trying to make it easier to watch you. and good afternoon, i'm jeff ra near e, another sunny day for us here on this wednesday. dry conditions on the radar and an increasing pollen forecast. we will have details on who could hit 70 tomorrow. >>> we have developing news in the airline industry tonight, the associated press said that u.s. air ways and american airlines have been cleared to merge. this would create the world's larges
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Feb 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
weapons which are illegal. in addition to that he's charged with two counts of forgery of a government i.d. >> reporter: that i.d. is believed to be a driver's license. today investigators from several agencies once again scoured basham's home looking for evidence related to the threat against yi and more explosives. they had discovered a handful of usable destructive devices which the bomb squad detonated. he faces several charges for having destructive devices. if he is convicted, he could face 12 years behind
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Feb 11, 2013 11:00am PST
governing board implementing a new law allowing the agency to ban riders who commit certain offenses. it includes anything from defacing property and urinating in public to fighting with other passengers. now, these bans can last from 30 days to one year depending on the severity of the offense. b.a.r.t. citizen review board will hold a meeting tonight in oakland to discuss those changes which are expected to go into effect in may. >>> san francisco police will decide soon whether it will arm its officers with stun guns. the police commission is holding the last of a series of public meetings on the use of the nonlethal device. it will be held tonight at 6:00 at the bay view opera house. commission members will then decide whether to recommend the plan to the city ops board of supervisor. last december a safety committee delayed action after receiving negative response from the community at a hearing. >>> the los gatos city council reconvening tonight to discuss things about a gun sale in town. hundreds of people gathering last monday night talking about new sporting goods stores, one in
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